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Jan Arreza

Seymour Whyte successfully delivers Australia’s longest single clear-span bridge

After 28 months, Seymour Whyte successfully delivered Australia’s longest single clear-span bridge, measuring 284m in total length with a 200m main span across the Nepean River. The clear-span allows for the 170m required for the river’s heritage rowing course to operate, while providing a safe, shared-user path for pedestrians and cyclists between Penrith and Emu …

Licence fees for New South Wales' trades and construction sectors have been waived, with the state set to deliver around $50 million in fee waivers over 12 months.

New report calls for greater focus on strategic planning of our cities

As Australia’s government prepare to meet to discuss a national response to the challenges of accommodating growth in the country’s largest cities, Infrastructure Australia have released a new report advocating for a greater focus on strategic planning. Australia’s largest cities are growing and changing at a rate not seen for more than 50 years. This …

Engineering firm Northrop drives innovation and expansion with specialist roles

With Australia in the midst of an infrastructure boom, leading engineering consultancy firm Northrop is expanding with 10 new specialist appointments – and has promoted eight specialists to leadership positions within the company – to drive innovation and keep up with the rapid expansion of the business. Northrop is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy with 345 …

Construction industry wide-open for technological renewal

While many industries have been evolving processes, efficiencies, operational systems and growing on data insights for years, the construction industry remains wide-open for technological renewal. And while construction is one of the most complex industries, many companies are trying to compete in the market without the benefit of basic digital technology that other industries now expect …

Largest crane in the Southern Hemisphere lifts regional employment prospects

South Australian crane-hire firm Max Cranes is signalling national expansion with the delivery of the largest telescopic crane in the Southern Hemisphere at its Port Augusta headquarters. More than 500 business and governments leaders will attend the launch of the German-designed Liebherr all-terrain crane. Towering to 188m when fully extended – over three times the …

Federal funding for Rockhampton Ring Road locked in

The Federal government will invest $800 million for the congestion-busting Rockhampton Ring Road project, which will cut travel times and boost safety by taking trucks off local streets. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the project was part of the government’s plan for a stronger economy and record investments in infrastructure. “The Ring Road will keep …

New way of offshore lifting developed

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) says it has developed a globally unique, innovative way of lifting that could redefine the boundaries of lifting operations offshore. The ‘QUAD lifting’ concept enables HMC to integrally install and/or remove oversized topsides or jackets and it’s an important expansion of HMC’s services and guarantees, which it has tested successfully in …

Australia’s construction crisis will cost $6.2 billion in remediation and associated costs, according to new research.

Rises in cost escalation forecast for Australian construction markets

According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 4th Quarter 2018 International Report, rises in escalation are forecast for key Australian construction markets on the back of strong activity in the region. Ewen McDonald, Oceania chairman of RLB, said the Australian economy has entered its 27th consecutive year of growth, exceeding expectations and rising at the fastest …

Tunnelling starts for Sydney Metro project

Tunnelling works have begun to deliver twin new metro railway tunnels below the centre of Sydney and deep under Sydney Harbour, as part of Australia’s biggest public transport project, Sydney Metro. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and minister for transport and infrastructure Andrew Constance officially launched tunnel boring machine (TBM) Nancy – one of five mega borers, …

     

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